Dr Barbara Fougere is a 1986 graduate from Murdoch University Veterinary School Western Australia. She practices in Sydney Australia, exclusively in veterinary integrative medicine. She has served on the Australian Veterinary Association Policy Council, Therapeutic Advisory Committee, Feline Health Research Fund and has held positions as President of the Australian Veterinary Acupuncture, President of the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association, House of Delegates IVAS and President for IVAS, Chair for the American Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association and committee member and is one of the first veterinarians to be certified in Veterinary Botanical Medicine worldwide. She holds a Masters degree in herbal medicine and a bachelors degree in Complementary Medicine as well as a Masters in the field of education and training.
She is a member of the National Herbalists Association of Australia, Australian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine, AVA, AHVMA, VBMA, ACVBM and IVAS . She is also holds qualifications in veterinary acupuncture, spinal integration, homeopathy and other therapies and has authored Healthy Dogs a Manual of Natural Therapies (2003), The Pet Lovers Guide to Natural healing for Cats and Dogs (2006) and co-authored two veterinary texts Veterinary Herbal Medicine (2007) and Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice (2008). She was awarded the AHVMA Practitioner of the Year in 2010 and Educator of the Year in 2011 and was a Petplan finalist vet of the year 2017 and finalist Practice of the year 2017.